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My Timeform: Eye-catchers from Chester and Ascot

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Nic Doggett picks out three eye-catchers from Chester and Ascot over the past week.

Magic CircleChester, 10th May

A big gelding, Magic Circle wouldn’t be the most obvious candidate for the tight turns of Chester, which makes his fifth place in last Wednesday’s Chester Cup all the more meritorious. From a poor draw, Magic Circle was held up before attempting to make headway on the wide outside turning for home. He stayed on well but had a hopeless task from his position, deserving plenty of credit for getting so close and he's one to look out for next time. It’s also worth noting that his best previous efforts had come on going described as good to soft so a return to slower ground should also suit.

Poet’s Word - Chester 11th May

Sir Michael Stoute has a fine record in the Huxley Stakes so it was perhaps no surprise to see Poet’s Word turn in a career-best performance in chasing home the cannily-ridden Deauville on his first start in pattern company. Under different circumstances it’s not hard to think that Poet's Word would have won, worth rating him as the best horse in the race all things considered, as he ran wide on the home turn and then stayed on strongly once straightened up, still closing fast at the line. He's one to remain interested in, whilst it very much remains that case that he's going to be well suited by 1½m in due course.

RemarkableAscot 13th May

Remarkable won back-to-back races at Southwell and Doncaster last spring and progressed throughout the course of 2016 despite being highly tried, rounding off his season with a career-best second to Yuften in the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot in October. He made his reappearance at the same track last week and – after seven months off - shaped as if he's got even more to offer this time around, doing really well to get as close as he did given how things unfolded. He was towards the rear in the centre of the track, but kept on well, faring easily best of those who raced away from the stands-side and eventually beaten three and a half lengths into 10th. He’s unexposed at 1m, too, and one to be interested in next time.

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